13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
4
Levi
— 1 night
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): walk around Nuuksio National Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Helsinki, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 10th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, thenexplore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thenmake a trip to Paateri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel tool.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get slightly colder in Koli National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa day trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Vaasa: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Levi is a bit cooler than Vaasa - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo tour planner.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenidentify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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